It's certainly helpful if the flange of the exhaust and intake
manifolds are the same thickness. Ideally, you'd have a thick flange
on the exhaust manifold - helps prevent warping too. But, you can
weld little blocks on a thinner flange to match thicknesses. Jack
had some special compressible intake / exhaust gaskets made up for
the TR-4 that helped greatly, but were like $70 per set (2
gaskets). They are not re-usable. I don't think he had pursued
other models of TR, but I'd be willing to take a stab at that if
there's enough interest. Given enough interest in a given model, I
need a set of the "stock" gaskets and notes of any changes needed in
their design for things like milled heads.
For the TR-4, we had them designed so that they'd work with milled
heads, and I really need to have a few sets made up with smaller
intake holes - my weber manifold barely touches the gasket with the
hole the same size as the normal "heavy duty" gaskets.
- Tony Drews
At 03:31 PM 10/25/2008, Andre Rousseau wrote:
>Kas and I have been discussing some issues that I'm experiencing with the
>GT6 intake and header.
>After looking at a friends Spit with a PRI header which has this huge plate
>to bolt to the head,
>I am wondering if I should try and design a "sandwich" plate to mate up to
>the intake and header?
>If it was done right and thick enough, I figure it would provide a means to
>ensure even pressure across the various pieces.
>As Kas just told me, the head was designed by a tractor guy!
>Its a cold rainy day in Ottawa. So as my driving season is all but done, I
>need something to day dream about.
>Andre Rousseau - email@example.com
>'68 Triumph GT6 MK1 - http://www.gt6.ca/
>Ottawa, ON, Canada
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